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How to edit your comments on Facebook

Facebook recently rolled out an update to its commenting system. Now, instead of pressing Comment, you simply press the Enter key to save a comment. More excitingly, however, Facebook silently rolled out another new feature at the same time: you can now edit comments! If you comment on a friend's status update, link or photo, you can now press the 'X' in the top right corner to edit it. Your...

How to prevent people from seeing your recent activity on Facebook

Facebook changed its privacy controls a few times in 2010, and while it's now quite easy to block entire groups from seeing your location or contact details, there's no obvious way to hide your recent activities. Recent activities are everything you do on Facebook, from commenting on a friend's wall to posting photos or changing your relationship status. If a friend visits your profile they ...

Facebook expands @ mention tagging to comments

A while back, Facebook introduced Twitter-esque @ tagging, allowing users to mention specific people in posts and status messages. Now Facebook has expanded that same functionality to include comments. The update also provides users with a notification when someone tags them, the same way Facebook notifies you about -- well, about nearly everything. There's also a benefit for Facebook Page a...

How to block specific friends from reading a Facebook status update

This week's set of tech tips are all about the most popular website in the world: Facebook. For more tips, check our tips index! Facebook, despite the blogosphere's perpetual bickering, actually has good, granular privacy controls. You can control exactly who can see each section of your profile, and easily block specific people from even finding your profile. One lesser-known feature, ho...

MetroTwit v5 packs more features into the slick Windows Twitter app

MetroTwit was one of our favorite new Windows apps of 2010, and the first updates in 2011 have added even more functionality to the already slick Twitter program. For starters, several new URL shortening services have been added, including goo.gl. There's also TwitLonger support for updates you just can't cram into that 140-character limit. While some users may enjoy MetroTwit's autocomplete a...

Facebook implements personal, fan page and status update QR barcodes

It seems, within the last few minutes, Facebook has started to roll out QR barcodes on profile pages. I don't mean your drunken and/or emo profile photos have been replaced by an ugly barcode -- I mean you can generate barcodes to be used by your smartphone. You can now generate either a personal barcode or a 'status QR barcode'. Facebook pages (fan pages) also have QR code generation. The pers...

Update your Facebook status via calculator, PS3, or even Santa Claus!

... well, not really, but almost! The title of this entry probably really excited you, eh? How sad is that... Anyway, while you can't actually update Facebook from your calculator (at least, I don't think you can?), with 'Funny Facebook' you can do the next best thing and pretend. The website has seemingly been crafted by someone with a limited grasp of English, and I've not heard of half t...

Is Yahoo! Mail working on a little Buzz of its own?

In a completely unrelated Yahoo! Mail Blog post about Valentine greetings, the developers at Yahoo might be hinting (inadvertently?) at social network integration in the pipeline. It's just a screenshot, but 'My Social Networks' doesn't seem to exist on current Yahoo email accounts, nor does it make an appearance in the Application Gallery -- so what is it? My guess is that Yahoo are about t...

Google force-feed Buzz, and then brag about its MASSIVE success

'Hey look! We've got billions of users in just two days!' That's a bit like President Obama strolling back to the Oval Office after the presidential inauguration and bragging about the number of people he has sovereignty over. Google launched a new, free service and automagically activated it for every Gmail user -- is it any wonder that they're currently enjoying an overnight success? I wo...

This might be the new Google zeitgeist: Facebook status trends of 2009

Just released on the Facebook blog, the status trends of 2009 make for some very interesting reading. In many ways they mirror the results of Google's search trends, but I have to admit that Facebook has the edge here because it's personal. Rather than simply being 'interesting' -- great, Michael Jackson was the #1 Google trend in 2009 -- Facebook status updates are juicy. It's worth noting ...

Facebook enables 'reply via email' to status updates

Blam! Just like that: you can now reply to Facebook status updates via email. Just hit 'reply', type out your response, hit 'send', and voila! I have no idea if it has just been enabled for the entire Facebook userbase, or if it's steadily rolling out as I speak, but three things are for sure: I'm using it right now; it works seamlessly and it's fast. Please let me know if it's enabled for you...

MySpace now lets you sync your Twitter updates

With more social networks turning into lifestreaming platforms, it makes sense that we're seeing Twitter integration for a growing number of social sites and services. MySpace is the latest big player to get Twitter syncing, with both one-way and two-way options. MySpace may be showing up a little late to this party, though, with services like Facebook and AIM already able to feed into Twitter. ...

Open source MahTweets is a solid, extensible Twitter client for Windows

Want a good Twitter client for your Windows system that doesn't necessitate installing Adobe Air? Check out MahTweets. If you're willing to overlook the...er...interesting interface, MahTweets is loaded with features. It's built on .Net 3.5 and the Windows Presentation Foundation and is available as a ClickOnce installer. CPU and memory usage are very respectable, and updates are sent and receiv...

Stuck for a Status? Try Generatus - Time Waster

Have you been busy scheduling all those Tweets using Twuffer and FutureTweets? No, me neither: but if you're looking for snark, wit or paraphrases of well-known movie quotes to use in your Twitter stream in an attempt to out-humor our very own Mr Funny, then you may want to have a bit of fun with Generatus. Enter a couple of particulars [namely, your name and select 'Boy or Girl'], hit generate ...

Microbloggers Rejoice: Ping.FM Opens Beta to Everyone

Brad first reviewed Ping.FM back in march, and the service has come a long way since then. Today, they announced that they're ready to do away with invites and open up the service to the public. Before getting my beta code, I really wasn't all that interested in any of the microblog/status sites that exist. There are just too damn many of them, and I don't have time to update a dozen sites every...